Columbus Day held on second Monday of October, is meant to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas

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Although Columbus is credited for leading the charge of European immigration to North America, history has shown that he was less a hero in history and actually more of an antagonist

In 1992, that realization led to a symbolic renaming of the day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  The day celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures

Last year, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to issue a proclamation commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Columbus Day is a federal holiday, meaning most banks will be closed. One exception is American National Bank will open its branches

The U.S. Postal Service is taking the day off, but UPS and FedEx will conduct business as usual, including deliveries for all divisions

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and bond markets are all open and trading. The next scheduled holiday for markets is on Thanksgiving 

Many Italian Americans view the day with pride, celebrating their heritage. New York City will host the 78th Annual Columbus Day parade on Fifth Avenue this year